It'll be back to work for me tomorrow (lots to catch up on!) and I need to start thinking about how I am going to get my training back on track. The Team Time Trial is out of the question - a 100% effort just a week after recovering from flu is not a good idea. So I need to look for an event that is a realistic date in the future, and plan my training around that. One thing I have learned over the years is it helps to have an objective when you train.
As expected, Stage 1 ended in a sprint, with Spain's Alejandro Valverde taking the win, and big Thor Hushovd taking second. This was enough to give him the yellow jersey for the first time - well deserved for one of the nice guys in the bunch.
Another nice guy, American George Hincapie, of the High Road team, got a jump on the sprinters in Stage 2, and took the win ahead of Sébastien Chavanel. Hushovd came in 5th; enough for him to keep the yellow going into today's important 31 km time trial. Levi is in 3rd at 5 seconds - I wonder if he wants the yellow jersey back yet?
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